Childrens Sensory Interactives
We were asked to design the interiors of three children’s care homes. The short break service provides support to adults and young people with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. Working with staff and the end users we set up a series of workshops that focussed on their needs and requirements. Understanding how the healthcare environments are currently used and how they were going to be used in the future was key to the design of the sensory environment. It was important to limit the amount of disruption to staff and patients, yet create simple elements that improved wellbeing and staff efficiency.
The light interactive is triggered through a touch sensitive switch, enabling the feature to be wiped clean to comply with infection control
This shower head light adds an element of fun to childrens bath time
Simple light switch to enable patients to change the room colour
The changing lights reflect off this wipe clean surface to provoke visual stimulation
Curved seating and low lighting create a calming sensory environment for children with complex learning difficulties and disabilities
Touch sensitive sensory light interactive